suddenly our landline is being plagued with the automated voice calls:
I'm curious as to why we've suddenly become the latest target for Comp-U-phish Support and its waste of time calls 🙄
Your number won't be targeted specifically.
The scam calls are generated by auto-diallers which systematically work their way through large blocks of telephone numbers until they get a reply which indicates the number is active. Once the scammers have identified an active number you will probably get more ... and more ... and more calls, unfortunately.
Just want to add I've just had one of them calls ( 15 mins ago )claiming to be from Virgin Media, saying there's a problem with my 'wifi' speed which I thought was a bit strange then wanting me to fire up the PC then I asked him to give me my account details like Name and Account No. then he gave me some bull about he was put through to me from another department and didn't know my details and said '' if you don't believe me I'm from Virgin media type in CMD and then ASSOC'' that's when I hung up. Anyway here's their Tel No. 01943 437843 somewhere in Yorkshire.
just had another call told them I'm with BT, line went quiet for a couple of sec's then he hung up .NEW FLASH !! while I was typing this I had another call from them and again told them I'm with BT as of 3 weeks ago then he said we can have a look at my Open reach line as BT are having the same problem, I was going to keep him on the line for a long time put I'm missing Heart Beat on TV .lol so I hung up.
The scammers use OFCOMS number allocation list, which is publicly available, to call blocks of numbers that are allocated to specific providers. They then pretend to be from that provider. It is only if you port your number to another provider that they get it wrong.
PS. They are not in Yorkshire, they are in India. They can also call you from your own number if they choose as they are using VoIP.
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The last week I have had at least 6, i play along with them to waste there time.
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